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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Bridgestone Americas launches redesigned consumer tire website
Dow Corning specialist to highlight results for enhancing silicone lubricity at GfT Tribology Conference
Cooper Standard appoints J. Banas to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer
BASF starts first MDI production in Chongqing
BASF extends its Sovermol range
Asia set to lose 525,300 metric tons of styrene monomer supply due to maintenance shut downs

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The Philippines distribute 40,000 free rubber tree seedlings to farmers
Bridgestone begins production of conveyor belts in Thailand
Michelin recalls truck, RV tires
Fujifilm to showcase water-soluble monomers and photoinitiator at IEC 2015 conference in Cleveland
Albemarle to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, NC
Ashland announces distribution agreement for the U.K. and Ireland with GRP Solutions Ltd.

Monday, August 31, 2015
New market report on roofing materials industry
Apollo Tyres expands Manchester United partnership to 129 countries
Hydraulic rubber hose market to reach $1 billion according to new report
Bostik S.A. opens new plant for hot melt pressure sensitive thermoplastic rubber adhesives in India
Continental Matador Rubber releases first run-flat tire from its Slovakian plant
Huron Technologies develop a high performance release agent rubber manufacturing

Friday, August 28, 2015
High density polyethylene market is expected to reach $84.79 billion
Harley-Davidson agrees to sell co-branded Michelin motorcycle tires
Michelin launches regional drive Smartway retread tire
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New rubber processing plant opens in Cambodia
Evonik's new silicone resin is HAPS-free for high-heat applications
BFGoodrich extending warranty for its commercial truck tires

Thursday, August 27, 2015
New transistor bends like rubber, resistant to shock
Natural rubber prices have fallen to a six-year low
Medline expands SC plant to produce latex-free Isolex
China-based company to locate molding headquarters in Tennessee
New market report on the global chloroprene rubber market
Core Molding appoints new board member

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
ContiTech’s St. Marys, OH, plant celebrates 75th anniversary
Tire Industry Association announces names of 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
Global rubber market saw 6.8 percent growth, according to new report
Ube Industries opens butadiene rubber plant in Malaysia
Preferred Compounding de Mexico grows, brings mixer online, adds 5,000 square feet

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers licenses RTP Company to produce and sell its Radel R-7000 series resins
LyondellBasell announces sale of Argentina-based Petroken
Goodyear names Chris Delaney president-elect of its Asia Pacific business unit
Sumitomo Rubber reports lower income for first half of 2015
Yokohama Rubber to sponsor one of world's largest aviation shows
Cooper Tire tests guayule based tires
Elasto Sweden expands Mediprene TPE range

Monday, August 24, 2015
Evonik video demonstrates the benefits of Dynavis technology in injection molding machines
U.S. demand for industrial rubber products is expected to rise 3.4 percent
Brenntag acquires majority stake in Trychem
Cabot Corporation releases its 2014/2015 sustainability report
Dow Corning presents developments in advanced lubrication science and technology at ITC Tokyo 2015
Freudenberg acquires majority stake in Hemoteq AG
DuPont names Jeanmarie F. Desmond vice president and controller

Friday, August 21, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
New market report for synthetic rubber at the global and regional level
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
M.R. Mold expands capabilities with YASDA Vi40 5-axis
Freudenberg-NOK components support multiple electric vehicle battery developments
Early registration for International Elastomer Conference ends August 31
Toyota chooses Goodyear Wrangler tires for 2016 Tacoma TRD

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA board election
Recently launched Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive nominated for R&D 100 award
R.E. Carroll acquires specialty chemical distributor J.H. Calo Company
Songwon announces increased profits in second quarter results
Netzsch acquires dynamic mechanical thermal analyzer maker Gabo
Fort Wayne Rubber Group technical meeting to be held September 10

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Yokohama and KaBOOM! Partner again at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
Cambodia increases dry rubber exports by 47 percent
HB Chemical signs agreement with ACE Products & Consulting LLC to distribute silicone raw materials
New market report on China's tire mold industry
PolyOne commences closure of its Granby, Quebec facility
Low resistance tires saves gas and money, according to a new report
Rubber in Engineering Group technical discussion meeting topic: Rubber composites

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Elastic drug delivery technology releases drugs when stretched
India considering allowing foreign direct investment in rubber plantations
Kuhmo Tire's unionized workers go on strike in South Korea
Nexen Tire to build new tech center in Ohio
New market report on China's tire industry
Karex Berhad to acquire Medical-Latex
PTT Global Chemical proceeds with study to build $1 billion USD polyurethane complex in Thailand

Monday, August 17, 2015
KraussMaffei to exhibit small and medium-size injection molding machines at Fakuma
Synthomer announces dividend and increase earning in latest bi-annual report
Hankook concept tires win design awards
Kraiburg TPE wins Frost & Sullivan award for Customer Value Leadership
China International Rubber Industry Exposition 2015 this October
Vystar announces advances in ultra low protein latices

Friday, August 14, 2015
Special discounts for Rubber Division, ACS online courses and books ends today
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Indian MP urges commerce minister to band the import of natural rubber
Rubber transistors show enormous resistance while being ideal for clothing
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference in Cleveland, October 12th
AirBoss of America declares quarterly dividend

Thursday, August 13, 2015
AirBoss announces 2nd quarter 2015 results
Accella Tyre Fill Systems Arnco product line now being produced in Germany
DuPont Performance Polymers introduced Vamac VMX5000
Wacker posts significant growth in sales and earnings for second quarter
ContiTech introduces a low-solvent coating for V-ribbed belts
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to expand LSR facility in Bulgaria

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wacker develops break through 3D silicone printer for additive manufacturing
Harvard researchers produce an ultra-thin silicone rubber similar to bio-tissues
Sumitomo Rubber enters into an R&D agreement with Kultevat for rubber plant breeding
Green Rubber Global to purchase $8.3 million worth of elastomer recycling machinery from YMS Process Engineering
Apollo Tyres net profit increases 27% in first quarter
Ray-Ran Test Equipment acquired by Industrial Physics
Continental equips electric truck with 3rd generation tires and ContiPressureCheck

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires
U.S. tire shipments are projected to reach 314 million units
Chemours to cut $350 million as sales fall 10% in second quarter
Trinseo reports second quarter results
Pirelli posts positive first half numbers
Nokian Tyres to cut 900 from Finland plant

Monday, August 10, 2015
Grupo KUO and Repsol clear antitrust proceedings for integration of their synthetic rubber businesses
Goodyear to present at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in NY
Non-destructive testing equipment market expected to grow to $4.78 billion by 2021
Lanxess raises guidance after strong second quarter, continues carve-out process of rubber business
Timken Company acquires Carlstar Belts from American Industrial Partners
Cooper Standard appoints Brigit Anthony as VP, engineering and technology, North America
Rubber Division, ACS offering career fair at the International Elastomer Conference

Friday, August 07, 2015
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
ChemChina to finalize its acquisition stake in Pirelli
Cooper Standard opens two new facilities in China
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announces second quarter results and dividend of 10.5 cents per share
Teknor Apex sells UK ETP assets to Petlon Polymers
RadiciGroup kicks off production in Mexico at Radici Plastics Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
ContiTech introduces Raw-edge V-belt

Thursday, August 06, 2015
Michelin announces new Defender LTX M/S built with EverTread compound
Malaysian Rubber Board appoints new director
Parker Hannifin to offer Class VI certified rubber covered fluoropolymer hose
Swan Chemical announces acquisition of Production Systems
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company issues 2014 global sustainability report
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is expected to reach $19.76 billion by 2022
PolyOne's soft touch TPE to be used on Filip Technologies' wearable phone for children

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Rubber enters bear market as demand wanes in China
Indian tire companies' stocks rise as rubber prices crash
Dunlop to launch Winter Sport 5 winter tire in September
KraussMaffei starts roadshow for new CX series molding machines
Global elastomers market poised to reach $36 billion by 2022
Continental increases forecast for adjusted EBIT margin to around 11 percent
Pneumatic tire market expected to reach $287.5 billion worldwide by 2020

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
NewAge Industries introduces Silbrade Platinum braid-reinforced silicone hose
Twenty-one Dow technologies selected as finalists for 2015 R&D 100 awards
Michelin to increase production at its Chennai plant by 45 percent to meet demand in India
Dätwyler buying Italian seals manufacturer Origom
Silicone Altimex acquired by Qure Medical
Safic-Alcan acquires the distribution business of Chimsnab BG

Monday, August 03, 2015
Chemtura announces earnings report for second quarter 2015
New report on China's polyurethane rubber market
Liberian rubber sector review leads to retraining and growth practices
Ashland Inc. announces preliminary financial results for the fiscal third quarter
Chemours launches Viton VTR-9307 bisphenol-cured fluorinated rubber pre-compound
ChemSpec acquired by French specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan
Petra Group to build rubber recycling facility in Northern England




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